YORK COUNTY, PA—Hunters pack the woods for the first day of firearms deer season. About 750,000 people across the state are expected to take to the fields hoping to bag a buck.
"It is the first day of deer season, you come out, everyone is out," said Dustin Cramer, York New Salem.
Hunters, dressed in head-to-toe waterproof gear, brave the dreary wet weather in York County.
"I'd rather have it be a little rainy and warm, than real cold," said Clifford Hilbert, York New Salem.
"I'm glad it is not cold out, but this rain sucks, deer don't really like to move around in the rain too much either," said Cramer.
Rain or shine, hunters have their sights set on taking home a buck during firearms season. The PA Game Commission estimates about 90,000 deer will be killed just on opening day.
"You almost got to be a hunter to understand the excitement of being out in the woods, having wildlife like that come in to you," said Earl Koontz, New Bridgeville.
Michael Myers of East Berlin didn't have to wait long for his prize.
"7:30 this morning, I had two bucks pop out, I took him and the other one my nephew got," said Myers.
At J.L. Miller Meats, the trophy bucks will be rolling in during the 12-day season.
"They bring it in, we skin them, clean it up and then we cut it to whatever they want done, whatever products they want made, hot dogs, bologna, jerky," said Harry Strohman, Owner of J.L. Miller Meats.
The deer season runs through December 12th.